And I'm not happy with the center ones so I'm redoing them as we speak.
Out of background fabric, cut
two strips 2 3/4" x 1 5/8"
two strips 5" x 1 5/8"
Out of main block fabric, cut
one square 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Sew the smaller background fabric strips to two sides of the square.
Attach the longer strips to the top and bottom.
Mark the positions of the melons on the block using a disappearing or washable marker.
Applique away!I had to scan the block because it's still dark outside. I really hate those center melons.